Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound)

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Re: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Oooo, a zombie thread!

Actually any subtractive poly synth can do 80s sounds because 80s polysynths were so simple. Just don't use all the fancy features of VAs and use only what the originals had: one or two oscillators (saw/pulse/triangle/sine only), one or two EGs, one LFO, one filter, stereo chorus.
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Re: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound

Post by Music Bird » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:04 pm

Psy_Free wrote:
Music Bird wrote:because you can mix digital waveforms with analog filters,
No you can't. The analog filter (LPF only) can only be used with the analog synth part. The filters used by the digital parts are digital.
I was thinking of the JD Xa.
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Re: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound

Post by JeEA » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:54 pm

I would suggest the Access virus Series or
Roland boutique serie. They cost 300$ same A's a used
acces virus.

In Europe there is not such a thing as a cheap analog synth.
All Them referred to eg. Jx-3p; korg poly 800 cost at least 400$
Jx probably closer to 700$

The roland boutique offer Juno, Jx, and jupiter which
should have a really super sound and they have knobs
So You Can really tweek some sounds.

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Re: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound

Post by JeEA » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:02 pm

I wrote a long text which dissapeared.
Go for the roland boutique Series
They cost around 300$ sounds and looks good. Plenty of knobs.

You Want 80' sound buy a DX-7 or M1 the 2 most
Used synths from that aera.

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Re: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound

Post by madmarkmagee » Fri May 06, 2016 5:29 pm

max badwan wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:Stay away from the Gaia, it sounds like cheap plastic.
Funny that. I remember that's what was said about the Juno 106 back around '84, '85.
I'd say the 106 is still controversial, like the Gaia. But they've both been used on a ton of good Albums. :lol:

Personally I think they both sound pretty decent.

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